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Kenny Chesney's Private Jet Lands At North Jersey Airport Ahead Of Upcoming Shows Kenny Chesney's Private Jet Lands At North Jersey Airport Ahead Of Upcoming Shows
Kenny Chesney's Private Jet Lands At North Jersey Airport Ahead Of Upcoming Shows Kenny Chesney has arrived. The country star's private jet touched down at Teterboro Airport at approximately 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, according to a popular Facebook page dedicating to tracking celebrity aircrafts. Earlier this month, Chesney was ranked No. 13 for celebrities with the highest private jet emissions, in a list put out by Thrillist citing data pulled from JetSpy. Chesney, currently on his "Sun Goes Down" tour, has shows booked in Syracuse, NY on May 30, Pittsburgh, PA on June 1, and Philadelphia on June 8. Ground Control, the site that tracked Chesney's Garden State tou…
Small Plane Crashes In NJ Field Small Plane Crashes In NJ Field
Small Plane Crashes In NJ Field A small plane crashed in a Hunterdon County field on Monday afternoon, May 20, authorities confirmed. The fixed-wing, single-engine plane landed in a large hay field off of Ellis Road in Holland Township around 4:25 p.m., the county prosecutor's office said. The pilot, who was the sole occupant of the plane, sustained minor injuries and was treated on-site by the Milford-Holland Rescue Squad. There were no reported injuries on the ground. First responders from Holland Township Police, Frenchtown Police, New Jersey State Police, Holland Fire Department, Milford Fire Department, and Hunterd…
Donald Trump's Boeing 757 Clipped Parked Jet In FL After Jersey Shore Rally: FAA Donald Trump's Boeing 757 Clipped Parked Jet In FL After Jersey Shore Rally: FAA
Donald Trump's Boeing 757 Clipped Parked Jet In FL After Jersey Shore Rally: FAA Former President Donald Trump's plane clipped a private jet at a Florida airport after his rally on the Jersey Shore, according to flight records. A preliminary incident report from the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed a Boeing 757 with a registration number "N757AF" hit the rear elevator of a parked VistaJet while taxiing at West Palm Beach International Airport early on Sunday, May 12. The airport is about five miles from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. The 757's registration number matches the one on the tail of Trump's personal plane nicknamed "Trump For…
Small Plane Crashes Off Runway In Sussex County (UPDATE) Small Plane Crashes Off Runway In Sussex County (UPDATE)
Sussex Airport Plane Crash Cessna Wantage Update A pilot got out OK after his Cessna crashed nose-first off the runway Tuesday morning at Sussex Airport, the FAA confirmed. The single-engine 150 crashed at the privately-owned 96-acre airport on County Road 629 in Wantage around 11:45 a.m. April 16. Only the pilot was aboard. Only the pilot was aboard. Colesville Fire Company New Jersey State Police and local firefighters responded. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause. Colesville Fire Company took the photos and contributed to this story. Colesville Fire Company
Ground Stop Issued For Newark Airport Following Earthquake Ground Stop Issued For Newark Airport Following Earthquake
Ground Stop Issued For Newark Airport Following Earthquake Departures at Newark International Airport are grounded following a 4.8 earthquake that hit New Jersey on Friday, April 5. The order was issued by the Federal Aviation Administration at 11:05 a.m. and runs until 12:30 p.m. for departing flights. AirTran service at the airport is also temporarily suspended, though shuttle buses are available at terminals and stations. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said the ground stop, which was also issued for John F. Kennedy International Airport, was in case of aftershocks. Arrivals are delayed 45 minutes according to the FAA.
Taylor Swift's Private Jet Just Left Morristown, Celeb Aircraft-Tracker Says Taylor Swift's Private Jet Just Left Morristown, Celeb Aircraft-Tracker Says
Taylor Swift's Private Jet Just Left Morristown, Celeb Aircraft-Tracker Says A Reddit page designated to tracking Taylor Swift's private jet says that one of her planes landed in Morristown but left less than 24 hours later Saturday, Jan. 13. TaylorSwiftJets, or @SwiftJetNextDay on X, is run by programmer Jack Sweeney, who notoriously had 30 of his Twitter accounts banned by Elon Musk after he bought the social platform. Sweeney was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Consumer Tech in 2023. I’m honored to have made it on the Forbes 30 Under 30 for Consumer Tech. Thanks to everyone who has helped me learn, grow and create. https://t.co/kL6RyjGus4 pic.twi…
Teterboro Airport Noise Has Gotten Worse, Says New Pascack Valley Group Fighting Teterboro Airport Noise Has Gotten Worse, Says New Pascack Valley Group Fighting
Teterboro Airport Noise Has Gotten Worse, Says New Pascack Valley Group Fighting For residents in the Pascack Valley region, the noise from private planes flying into Teterboro Airport has become a quality of life issue. Taxpayers for Airport Noise Solutions (TANS) is a new organization that has formed to give a voice to those grievances. The group has circulated a petition, which has almost 900 signatures, requesting the FAA change the flight plans for flights into Teterboro Airport Runway 19 by having them fly over Route 17, a less residential area.  TANS is an offshoot of Teterboro Aircraft Noise Abatement Advisory Committee (TANAAC), a group formed in 1987 for …
Israeli Helicopter Pilot Killed In NJ Crash (UPDATE) Israeli Helicopter Pilot Killed In NJ Crash (UPDATE)
Israeli Helicopter Pilot Killed In NJ Crash (Update) Authorities have identified the 44-year-old pilot killed in a helicopter crash on Thursday, Aug. 31. Josef Yitzhak of Israel died in the crash, South Brunswick police said.  "We worked with Israeli Consul and Israeli police overnight to notify his family," police said on Twitter. Police Chief Raymond Hayducka extends his deepest sympathy to the pilot's family.  The pilot's Robinson R22 copter went down in a South Brunswick canal near Princeton at 3:15 p.m., the FAA said.  Tragedy - At 3:27pm a single-engine Robinson R22 crashed in woods and a stream off Lakeview Avenue. The pilot was…
Plane Crashes In Blairstown Plane Crashes In Blairstown
Plane Crashes In Blairstown A small plane made a crash landing in a Warren County field Sunday, July 23. The Federal Aviation Administration said only that the Schempp-Hirth Ventus glider landed in Blairstown, around 2 p.m. Only the pilot was on board, and his condition was unclear. The exact location of the crash was not disclosed. Blairstown police did not immediately return Daily Voice's information request.
Five North Jersey Residents Killed In South Carolina Plane Crash: Report (DEVELOPING) Five North Jersey Residents Killed In South Carolina Plane Crash: Report (DEVELOPING)
Five North Jersey Residents Killed In South Carolina Plane Crash: Report (Developing) Five North Jersey residents including a 7-year-old boy were killed in a plane crash in South Carolina on Sunday, July 2, according to CBS News. The single engine Piper PA-32 crashed in North Myrtle Beach on Sunday morning, July 1, leaving the following East Orange victims dead: Sean Gardner, 7, and his mother, Tanique Chu were killed in the crash, along with Odaycia Edwards, 17 and her mother, Suzette Coleman-Edwards, 42.  The pilot, Dr. Joseph Farnese, was also killed in the crash, officials told CBS News. To our family and friends who have not heard/ been notified: For those who a…
Lithium-Ion Scooter Battery Explodes, Ignites Fire In Wyckoff, Brings Warning From Responders Lithium-Ion Scooter Battery Explodes, Ignites Fire In Wyckoff, Brings Warning From Responders
Lithium-Ion Scooter Battery Explodes, Ignites Fire In Wyckoff, Brings Warning From Responders A lithium-ion battery that was charging in an electric scooter ignited a garage fire in Wyckoff -- and brought warnings from responders. A resident at the Meadowbrook Road home dialed 911 after going to the garage to check out a loud bang and seeing smoke and flames, Police Lt. Joseph Soto said. Firefighters contained the two-alarm blaze, although the adjoining house sustained heat and smoke damage. Firefighters nationwide say they are seeing an increasing -- and alarming -- number of fires caused by devices with lithium-ion batteries. Blazes involving the batteries are rarely a slow burn…
Passaic County Man Killed In NC Plane Crash Passaic County Man Killed In NC Plane Crash
Passaic County Man Killed In NC Plane Crash A 68-year-old Passaic County man was killed when the plane he was piloting crashed in North Carolina over the weekend, authorities said. John M. Bofinger, of Hewitt, was the only person on board the single-engine Beechcraft 35 that crashed under unknown circumstances and then burst into flames Sunday afternoon, May 21, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.  The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating, the FAA said. 
NJ Mom Killed, PA Daughter Burned In Plane Crash Were Fulfilling Life-Long Flying Dream NJ Mom Killed, PA Daughter Burned In Plane Crash Were Fulfilling Life-Long Flying Dream
NJ Mom Killed, PA Daughter Burned In Plane Crash Were Fulfilling Life-Long Flying Dream A New Jersey woman was killed and two others injured after it crashed in a residential area of Long Island. Roma Gupta, 63, of Whitehouse Station in Hunterdon County, died, while her daughter, Reeva Gupta, 33, of Delaware County, PA, remains in critical condition following the crash in North Lindenhurst Sunday, March 5. The plane’s pilot, New York City resident Fayzul Chowdhury, 23, of the Bronx, also remains in critical condition at Stony Brook University Hospital.  More than $107,000 had been raised on a GoFundMe campaign for the Gupta family as of Tuesday, March 7. According to the…
Seasoned Skydiver, 37, Dies In NJ Accident Seasoned Skydiver, 37, Dies In NJ Accident
Seasoned Skydiver, 37, Dies In NJ Accident A 37-year-old Michigan man identified in news reports as a skydiving master died in a skydiving accident in Hunterdon County. Brandon M. Jackson was lying in a field near the airport runway when first responders arrived to the crash near the Alexandria Field airport in Alexandria on Friday, Oct. 21, New Jersey State Police said. Jackson is identified in this 2018 LehighValleyLive article as a tandem-master for Skydive Jersey (which appears to now be called Garden State Skydiving). According to his LinkedIn profile, Jackson is a former US Marine and Instructor/ Rigger at…
Young Pilot Hospitalized After Helicopter Spun In Air, Crashed At Essex County Airport Young Pilot Hospitalized After Helicopter Spun In Air, Crashed At Essex County Airport
Young Pilot Hospitalized After Helicopter Spun In Air, Crashed At Essex County Airport A 33-year-old pilot was pulled from his helicopter after a crash at the Essex County Airport Saturday, June 4, police said. The pilot was taking off and heading to pick up a private charter when the a 2015 Bell Model 407 began spinning around 100 to 150 feet in the air around noon, Fairfield police said. Then, it hit the ground on the north side of the airport near Runway #28. The pilot, from Marietta, Georgia, was found still in the pilot seat, partially leaning out of the cockpit with head injuries. He was extricated and taken by the West Essex First Aid Squad to an ar…
Army Parachuters At Nationals Park Caused US Capitol Evacuation Army Parachuters At Nationals Park Caused US Capitol Evacuation
Army Parachuters At Nationals Park Caused US Capitol Evacuation A plane carrying members of the US Army Golden Knights evacuated the US Capitol Wednesday, April 20, authorities said.  The parachuters posed a "probable" aircraft threat, prompting the 6:45 p.m. evacuation. In a statement, Capitol Police said an unidentified plane was spotted "within seconds" of the Capitol building. As soon as police recognized they were not given notice about the flight, they ordered the evacuation.  "The last time we had an evacuation due to a potential air threat was in June of 2014. Every week the USCP is made aware of hundreds of authorized flights in the restricted…
Details Released In Easter Sunday Plane Crash At Essex County Airport Details Released In Easter Sunday Plane Crash At Essex County Airport
Details Released In Easter Sunday Plane Crash At Essex County Airport A pilot and his two passengers escaped uninjured when the plane they were flying in ran off a runway and crashed at the Essex County Airport on Easter Sunday, authorities said. The 2020 Citation CJ3 Plus was found at the end of Runway 22 in a drainage brook around 2:40 p.m., Fairfield police said. As police and EMS were arriving, the pilot and two passengers were climbing out, police said. They were identified as a 45-year-old man from Danbury, CT, a 57-year-old man from Poughkeepsie, NY and a 66-year-old man from Bernardsville, the plane's owner. The plane was trying to land on Runway 22 …
PA Plane Missing Off Coast Of Massachusetts, Coast Guard Says PA Plane Missing Off Coast Of Massachusetts, Coast Guard Says
PA Plane Missing Off Coast Of Massachusetts, Coast Guard Says The United States Coast Guard is searching for a downed plane that departed Reading, PA near Cape Cod, MA, authorities say. The plane is a Piper PA-28 was reported missing on Sunday around 10 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration said in an emailed statement to the Associated Press. The Coast Guard joined the search for the missing airplane with one person onboard following a report from the Air Force around 10:30 p.m., Coast Guard Petty Officer Noel Ryan told MassLive. #HappeningNow @USCG is responding to a report of a downed aircraft with a single occupant off of #NausetBeach, MA…
F-16 Fighter Jet Intercepts Plane In Restricted Airspace Over GWB F-16 Fighter Jet Intercepts Plane In Restricted Airspace Over GWB
F-16 Fighter Jet Intercepts Plane In Restricted Airspace Over GWB In a moment that froze some witnesses on the ground, Air Force fighter jets intercepted a Cessna aircraft above the George Washington Bridge and escorted it away from restricted air space during the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan on Tuesday. The Cessna 182 is owned by the United States Military Academy at West Point and was being flown by an Army instructor pilot, the academy said in a statement.  The instructor was conducting a "civil and mechanical engineering" flight lab for cadets when the aircraft "briefly violated" a Temporary Flight Restriction Area…
Authorities: Street Evangelist Violates Judge's Order, Stalks Englewood Abortion Doc Again Authorities: Street Evangelist Violates Judge's Order, Stalks Englewood Abortion Doc Again
Authorities: Street Evangelist Violates Judge's Order, Stalks Englewood Abortion Doc Again A self-described Christian missionary from Bergenfield who was accused of using a drone to peer into the second-floor office of an Englewood abortion doctor was arrested again Friday morning for violating a restraining order, authorities said. A Superior Court judge in March ordered Daniel Stephen Courney, 37, not to return to Metropolitan Medical Associates on Engle Street as a condition of his release after city police charged him with stalking the doctor. He was back Friday morning -- and recorded it on Facebook. Officers responding to a call of excessive noise by a small group of peop…
Veteran Skydiver Dies At Same PA Facility Where NJ Man Was Killed In April Veteran Skydiver Dies At Same PA Facility Where NJ Man Was Killed In April
Veteran Skydiver Dies At Same PA Facility Where NJ Man Was Killed In April A 35-year-old Staten Island man and veteran skydiver was killed in a freak accident in Pennsylvania Monday at the same facility where a New Jersey skydiver died in April. Frank Kancso's parachute opened and stayed on, but he landed hard in the landing area at Sky’s the Limit Skydiving Center in Monroe County, according to Pennsylvania State Police and WFMZ. Troopers found Kansco -- who had thousands of previous jumps under his belt -- unresponsive on the ground around 3:30 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the hospital after having suffered traumatic injuries, authorities said. Kancso's death…
Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing On South Jersey Street (PHOTOS, VIDEO) Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing On South Jersey Street (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing On South Jersey Street (Photos, Video) A small plane took down wires and struck a transformer during an emergency landing, causing several small fires Sunday in Robbinsville.  The 1966 Piper aircraft was experiencing a mechanical issue just before the pilot -- a 47-year-old East Windsor resident -- landed the aircraft near Gordon and Sharon Road around 5 p.m., Robbinsville Police Lt. William Swanhart said. MidJersey News captured photos from the scene. Posted by MidJersey.news on Sunday, June 6, 2021 At the sceneMidJersey News The pilot was walking around the area after the crash before he was transported to the hospital…
Union County Pilot, 83, Crash Lands Experimental Aircraft Off Runway At Morristown Airport Union County Pilot, 83, Crash Lands Experimental Aircraft Off Runway At Morristown Airport
Union County Pilot, 83, Crash Lands Experimental Aircraft Off Runway At Morristown Airport An 83-year-old Union County pilot operating an experimental aircraft crash-landed off a runway at Morristown Municipal Airport due to an equipment malfunction Tuesday morning, authorities said. John Loofbourrow of Springfield was approaching Runway 23 in an experimental Taylor Coot aircraft with equipment indicators showing locked landing gear around 9 a.m., according to the Morristown Department of Public Safety. However, as Loofbourrow touched the plane to the runway, the right landing gear “either failed or had not been locked down,” the department said. ALSO SEE: Bergen County Pi…
Bergen County Pilot Says Crosswind Caused Crash In Woods Near Lincoln Park Airport Bergen County Pilot Says Crosswind Caused Crash In Woods Near Lincoln Park Airport
Bergen County Pilot Says Crosswind Caused Crash In Woods Near Lincoln Park Airport A Bergen County pilot caught in heavy crosswinds lost control of his aircraft and crashed in the woods while attempting to land at the Lincoln Park airport Sunday night, police said. North Arlington pilot Henry Rosas-Linares was attempting to land a 1973 Piper PA-28 when the aircraft ran off the western side of the runway and ended up in a wooded area near the Lincoln Park airport around 6:30 p.m., police said. Rosas-Linares stated that a “heavy crosswind” contributed to the crash, police said. Rosas-Linares and his passenger were uninjured and refused medical treatment, police said. The …
Police: Street Evangelist Stalked Bergen Abortion Doc With Drone Police: Street Evangelist Stalked Bergen Abortion Doc With Drone
Police: Street Evangelist Stalked Bergen Abortion Doc With Drone A self-described Christian missionary from Westchester was arrested after Englewood police said he used a drone to peer into the second-floor office of an abortion doctor he was stalking. Daniel Stephen Courney, 36, of Scarsdale, NY was caught piloting the device -- equipped with a camera and speaker -- outside Metropolitan Medical Associates on Engle Street, where he and other pro-lifers have frequently protested over the years, Detective Capt. Timothy Torell said. Detective Ron Layne learned that Courney had been terrorizing the doctor over a four-month period by “purposely and repeatedl…
Sub-Zero Tolerance: FAA Tightens COVID Mask Policy, Fines Up To $35,000, Even Jail Time Sub-Zero Tolerance: FAA Tightens COVID Mask Policy, Fines Up To $35,000, Even Jail Time
Sub-Zero Tolerance: FAA Tightens COVID Mask Policy, Fines Up To $35,000, Even Jail Time As the number of unruly airline passengers -- and notable incidents -- continues to grow, the FAA announced that it's doubling down on its zero-tolerance COVID mask policy. “The policy directs our safety inspectors and attorneys to take strong enforcement action against any passenger who disrupts or threatens the safety of a flight, with penalties ranging from fines to jail time,” FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said. “The number of cases we’re seeing is still far too high and it tells us urgent action continues to be required," he said. Since December, the Federal Aviation Administration …
NJ Student Pilot, Instructor Make Emergency Landing On Pennsylvania Turnpike NJ Student Pilot, Instructor Make Emergency Landing On Pennsylvania Turnpike
NJ Student Pilot, Instructor Make Emergency Landing On Pennsylvania Turnpike A flight student and instructor experiencing engine trouble made an emergency landing on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The single-engine Cessna 172 Skyhawk took off from Trenton-Mercer Airport, and landed on the westbound side of the turnpike between the Lebanon-Lancaster and Harrisburg east exits around 6:30 p.m. Monday, CBS3 reports. No one was hurt, but the plane reportedly was damaged by two tractor-trailers after landing. Mustang Sally Aviation, LLC owns the plane, and managing member Keith Furlong told PennLive that the pilots did a wonderful job carrying out a textbook emergency l…
Fighter Jets Fire Flares At Plane In No-Fly Zone During Trump's NJ Visit Fighter Jets Fire Flares At Plane In No-Fly Zone During Trump's NJ Visit
Fighter Jets Fire Flares At Plane In No-Fly Zone During Trump's NJ Visit DEVELOPING: Fighter jets were spotted over Bedminster during President Trump's visit Saturday. The jets were reportedly following a private plane that had entered a no-fly zone near Somerset Airport around 12:30 p.m. Witnesses in the Somerville area reported seeing the fighter jets fire off three flares. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a temporary flight restriction for VIP movement over the Bedminster area, as the president is staying at his golf club through the weekend. I hate hearing the F16s fly overhead, knowing they are protecting Trump while he golfs in Bedminster.#B…
Fighter Jets Intercept Planes In North Jersey No-Fly Zones During Trump's Visit Fighter Jets Intercept Planes In North Jersey No-Fly Zones During Trump's Visit
Fighter Jets Intercept Planes In North Jersey No-Fly Zones During Trump's Visit Fighter jets twice intercepted private planes that flew into no-fly zones in North Jersey during President Donald Trump's visit to the Trump National Golf Course over the weekend, according to federal officials. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAND) dispatched an AF-15 fighter jet to intercept a Cessna 172 that entered the restricted space set up in Morris County around 11 a.m. Saturday, NORAD spokesperson Cameron Hillier said. Then, around 10:15 Sunday morning, another private plane flew into the restricted space near Bedminster, according to a Federal Aviation Administrat…
President Postpones Trump National Golf Trip To Central Jersey President Postpones Trump National Golf Trip To Central Jersey
President Postpones Trump National Golf Trip To Central Jersey President Donald Trump canceled his weekend trip to his private golf resort in Somerset County. Despite the coronavirus and statewide George Floyd protests against police brutality, the Federal Aviation Administration had issued a no-fly zone for Bedminster and Morristown for "VIP movement" this weekend, raising the possibility of a presidential visit to Trump National Golf Club. Instead, President Trump will fly to Maine on Friday, and return to the golf club in Bedminster next Friday, June 13, for a planned re-election campaign fundraiser. Trump is now expected to visit a Maine manufactu…
FAA Rescinds Ban On Flights To NYC-Area Airports Including Newark FAA Rescinds Ban On Flights To NYC-Area Airports Including Newark
FAA Rescinds Ban On Flights To Nyc-area Airports Including Newark The Federal Aviation Administration lifted a ban temporarily suspending flights to NYC-area airports including Newark due to coronavirus-related staffing issues at regional air-traffic control center. The agency ordered air traffic controllers to stop all departures to JFK, LaGuardia, Newark and Philadelphia International Airport Saturday -- only to rescind it minutes later. Several U.S. airlines cancelled flights this week after a series of COVID-19 cases involving air traffic control personnel. The FAA closed the air traffic control tower at JFK early Friday before reopeni…